APEC BEST Awards: SMEs Internationalization Models and Practices

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APEC BEST Awards: SMEs Internationalization Models and Practices

Publication Number

APEC#217-PP-03.1

Published Date

February 2017

Type of Publication

Manuals

Publications Under

SOM Steering Committee on Economic and Technical Cooperation(SCE), Policy Partnership on Women and the Economy (PPWE)

Accessed

1270

Pages

38

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Description

Launched in 2016 in PPWE Forum in Lima, Peru, APEC Business Efficiency and Success Target (BEST) Award is the first contest for women-entrepreneurs across the APEC region. Taking into account that gender differences impact significantly on women’s employment in real sectors of the APEC economies and in organizational structures of enterprises where a priority is given to men, the task of creating and development of women’s business ideas and women-owned SMEs is important and prospective.

Spreading the best practices of women-owned SMEs among the APEC economies provides an opportunity to attract a larger number of women into SMEs founding, create new jobs in different industries, and support economic growth and development by applying promising business models based on domestic success stories.